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Buddhist Monuments of Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, India


posted on 27th of december, 2016

 


Buddhist Monuments of Sanchi are situated some 50 Kms away from state capital Bhopal on Vidisha Road. Earliest known monument named as Great Stupa was originally constructed during the reign of Mauryan King Ashoka(between 300 BC - 200 BC ) and it is said that relics of Gautama Buddha were kept in it. Later on during Sunga and Satavahana period it was further modified in form of balustrade , gateways etc. It has 4 toranas(decorated gateways) which depicts Buddhist Rituals, Stories etc.
 


There are two more Stupa still exist at this site in good shape Stupa No. 2 and Stupa No 3. Both of them are smaller than the earlier one and constructed during the rule of other dynasties. Stupa Number 3 Situated near Great Stupa and have only one torana(decorated gateway)...

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Posted by Shariqkhan on April 01, 2017
Thanks Everybody for looking the images.............
Posted by Shariqkhan on December 30, 2016
Thanks a lot Sandshak33, Leswrona, Parinparmar and Cleymans
Posted by Cleymans on December 29, 2016
Wish i could go There , beautiful pictures, love Buddha's



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